The Korean company have announced today that they will be spending $1.9 billion to build a factory to produce their 20nm and 14nm based Exynos chips by next year. This marks a big difference from the 32nm based processor of the Exynos Quad 4 processor which is currently powering the international Samsung Galaxy S III.
The prospect of 20nm and 14nm based SoC’s on mobile devices is very good as who doesn’t want the perfect mix of high performance and power efficiency. None of Samsung’s big competitors are said to be releasing anything as ambitious as this, it is still unclear what Qualcomm’s plans are for 2013 but NVIDIA are still caught yp in their effort to release an updated Tegra 3 processor with built in LTE in Q3 of this year.
Although it may be far too early to speculate about the next Samsung handset it definitely looks to be promising with this effort being put into their newest chip development.